Velocidex Innovations is headed by Dr Michael Cohen, a leading expert in the digital forensics field. He has over 15 years of experience in applying and developing novel incident response and digital forensics tools and techniques. Dr Cohen graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In 2002, he was awarded a PhD in the field of Physical Sciences from the Australian National University. Dr Cohen has previously worked in the Australian Department of Defence as an information security specialist providing advice on policy compliance, code review and system hardening. He also worked in the field of digital forensics at the Australian Federal Police specialising in network and memory forensics.
In 2010 Dr Cohen joined Google, where he led the GRR development team to create a world class endpoint monitoring tool for incident response and remote forensic analysis. While at Google, he founded and spearheaded the Rekall project – an advanced memory forensic framework. More recently, Dr Cohen has worked in Google’s Cloud Platform division specializing in cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM).
In 2018 Dr Cohen founded Velocidex Innovations with his wife, Megan Cohen. Velocidex Innovations specialises in helping organisations develop, deploy and manage open source security and incident response tools.
Megan Cohen is the Business Manager for Velocidex Innovations. Megan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science. In 2008, she was awarded a Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law from the Australian National University. Megan has previously worked in the Australian Department of Defence and has over 10 years experience managing teams in a range of fields including contracting, financial management and internal audit.